No permission: This photographer enters subway tunnels

Timo Stammberger - Underground Landscapes - Stockholm
Timo Stammberger – Underground Landscapes, Stockholm

Intro

We just had a chance to meet up with Timo Stammberger (b. 1980), a photographer from Berlin. He is the first to document subway tunnels in his extensive series Underground Landscapes that shows the underground architecture from major cities like New York, Lisbon, Budapest, Berlin and others.

‘Underground Landscapes’

The surprising element is that the subway tunnels that millions of people pass through every day have their own unique character, Stammberger’s photos reveal a stunning perspective on the city’s underground. The eager adventurer has discovered a broad variety of tunnels, from the dirty and old ones in NYC that were built in the 1900s, to the brand-new high-tech tunnels of Vienna, in operation since 2010. His work requires a lot of dedication: Usually, subway companies don’t allow photographers into their network and even taking photos on the subway platforms is forbidden. The underground architecture is protected by a broad variety of security measures, ranging from infrared cameras and sensors to security personnel. How Stammberger creates his photos will remain unknown for now but make sure to keep an eye out for this underrated photographer.

Subway tunnels in Berlin

Timo Stammberger - Underground Landscapes - Berlin
Timo Stammberger – Underground Landscapes, Berlin

Timo Stammberger - Underground Landscapes - Berlin
Timo Stammberger – Underground Landscapes, Berlin

Timo Stammberger - Underground Landscapes - Berlin
Timo Stammberger – Underground Landscapes, Berlin

Timo Stammberger - Underground Landscapes - Berlin
Timo Stammberger – Underground Landscapes, Berlin

Timo Stammberger - Underground Landscapes - Berlin
Timo Stammberger – Underground Landscapes, Berlin

Subway tunnels in USA

Timo Stammberger - Underground Landscapes - New York
Timo Stammberger – Underground Landscapes, New York

Timo Stammberger - Underground Landscapes - Philadelphia
Timo Stammberger – Underground Landscapes, Philadelphia

Subway tunnels in Europe

Timo Stammberger - Underground Landscapes - Barcelona
Timo Stammberger – Underground Landscapes, Barcelona

Timo Stammberger - Underground Landscapes - Budapest
Timo Stammberger – Underground Landscapes, Budapest

Timo Stammberger - Underground Landscapes - Hamburg
Timo Stammberger – Underground Landscapes, Hamburg

Timo Stammberger - Underground Landscapes - Hamburg
Timo Stammberger – Underground Landscapes, Hamburg

Timo Stammberger - Underground Landscapes - Stockholm
Timo Stammberger – Underground Landscapes, Stockholm

Timo Stammberger - Underground Landscapes - Vienna
Timo Stammberger – Underground Landscapes, Vienna

Timo Stammberger - Underground Landscapes
Timo Stammberger – Underground Landscapes

Timo Stammberger - Underground Landscapes
Timo Stammberger – Underground Landscapes

Timo Stammberger - Underground Landscapes
Timo Stammberger – Underground Landscapes

All images by Timo Stammberger/timostammberger.com unless otherwise noted.

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